Cobb County DUI Lawyer
It has been said that DUIs are more complicated than many felony charges, and Ben has found from experience that this is true. DUIs can be challenged in numerous ways, and DUI law is always evolving. Also, the implications of a DUI conviction are severe, including license suspension, jail time and steep fines. If you are charged with a DUI, you need an experienced DUI lawyer.
Administrative License Suspension
DUI cases are really two cases in one. The first step is dealing with the possible suspension of your driver's license before you have even resolved your case. Most people arrested for DUI have their license confiscated by the arresting officer. When this happens, it is vital that you file what is commonly called a "10 day letter" within 10 business days of your arrest. Otherwise, you could lose your driver's license for up to one year. Therefore, if you have been arrested for a DUI, act quickly.
Once the 10 day letter has been submitted, your case will be scheduled for an administrative license suspension hearing. This hearing is extremely important to those people who want to keep their driver's license. The hearing will also give your lawyer an opportunity to discover and challenge some of the evidence in your case.
Ben has handled administrative license suspension hearings throughout the State of Georgia. He knows all the ways to help you save your license.
Challenging a DUI Before Trial
Believe it or not, DUIs can be won before trial. You need a DUI lawyer experienced in the numerous manners of challenging the evidence collected by the cops. Motions can be filed based on the following:
- the stop of your vehicle was illegal
- the arresting officer administered the field sobriety evaluations incorrectly
- the arresting officer lacked probable cause to arrest you
- the arresting officer did not read the implied consent in a fair manner
- the arresting officer did not read the implied consent in a timely manner
- the arresting officer coerced you into submitting to a blood, breath or urine test
- the chain of custody of your blood or urine is faulty
- the breathalyzer machine was faulty or unreliable
Ben will scrutinize your case for every conceivable way to eliminate the evidence the cops and the prosecutor will want to hold against you. His knowledge of DUI law has led to several dismissals and numerous reductions of the charge to reckless driving.
Preparing a DUI for Trial
Ben takes many of his DUI cases to trial, vigorously challenging the prosecutor's burden to meet his or her burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Although many cases don't end in a trial, Ben prepares for every case as if it will. He will do the same in your case.
Ben has received the same training as the officer that arrested you in DUI investigations. This training enables him to expose to juries the ways that cops often times fail to follow protocol. This training also enables Ben to show the jury all the evidence indicating that you were not intoxicated.
Just because you have been arrested for DUI does not mean that you will be convicted of it. However, this is not a charge that someone can handle on their own. To have a shot at a reduction, dismissal or not guilty verdict you will need a DUI lawyer fighting for you. Call Ben at 404-985-9772 for a free consultation about your case.